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Celebrating Mother’s Day at Durrumbul Public School. Photo Aslan Shand.

Durrumbul Public School enjoyed a sunny Mother’s Day morning tea in their beautiful playground on Friday morning with mums, dads and grandmothers all showing up to enjoy pancakes, tea and a chat as they met the new relieving principal, Janet O’Shannessy.

Janet has 20 years of experience working in a variety of schools, in the Northern Rivers as well as in western areas such as Bourke and Dubbo. Her previous school was Ballina Public school where has been the assistant principal for seven years.

‘I feel very much at home and everybody has made me feel so welcome,’ said Janet.

Although her previous school was much larger, Janet said she has settled into the routines of a small school beautifully. She is teaching the Echinda room with K1/2/3 students and they too have adjusted to the change with ease.

The school wish departing head teacher Brev Belleville, who has moved to Crabbes Creek as principal, all the best with his new appointment and thanked him for his many years of dedication to the school said vice president of the P&C Ewan Willis.

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  1. Mother’s Day, a family day, beamed into a sunny day for many mums’ sons and daughters, the students from Durrumbul Public School with a morning tea in the school playground on Friday morning. Parents became closer in rubbing shoulders with neighbours while they munched on pancakes, sipped tea and socialised as they met and chatted with the new relieving principal, Janet O’Shannessy.


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